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Waikanae Mahara Place needs more life, we all agree. Who thinks it is a good idea to move the current Waikanae Saturday Market to Mahara Place?
The advantages would include:
1) Businesses currently in the town centre can join in the market fun;
2) Ample parking space at the large Park & Ride carpark for those coming to the market;
3) Convenience for market going customers who may still need to go supermarket for the milks and run other errands (postshop, banks, stationery etc) which they cannot get at the freshmarket;
4) Market vendors will benefit from the Wellington crowd that comes on the train every Saturday. Conversely, it will help us shake off the reputation of being a "sleepy town where nothing happens" - hop off the train and voila! Access to goodies this brilliant community produces!
5) 'Market@Mahara' could be such a catch-phrase used to promote our quaint little town;
6) Post Lockdown, the current market expanded exponentially such that more grass space is being trampled on to accommodate participants. Let's save our precious grass patches and set up on concrete at Mahara Place shops carpark. Another advantage is no more muddiness on rainy days.
7) Local performers, music ensembles, bands can use that new stage during market days, knowing full well that there will be greater audience. People can enjoy their pies and other market purchases whilst they lounge around that area. Other activities could include Story telling for Kids & Other Arts/Crafts. Granted that details around organising of these activities will need to be thrashed out but, you get the idea. Most importantly, it would make that renovation there worth the money!
Whilst it is understood that the license has been paid to KCDC for a year to run at the current Park Avenue site, surely a transfer/change to Mahara Place won't be so hard? If there is a will, there is a way they say. Saturday Market Organisers, KCDC - What say you??
Let's do this poll, Good People & see what people think!
57.1% YES - Market@Mahara57.1% Complete
42.9% NO - Remain@ParkAve42.9% Complete
Halloween can be a fun way to connect with your community. But naturally not all homes in New Zealand will get involved.
If your house is open to trick or treaters this weekend, or if you know of some popular, local streets for trick or treating, please share these below.